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January 5, 2014 12:26:48 PM

I'm currently putting together a moderately(?) budget oriented build that will help me play current games at medium-ish settings. Although I'm not what one would call an active gamer, so I don't require a top-of-the-line card. I usually use a PC for Photoshop, video transcoding, and some other general stuff.

I've just begun putting together the parts, and I've chosen the Asus R9 270X 2GB as my video card. I am a bit iffy about this, so I would appreciate some advice. My budget is $240 (US).
I was also wondering: Will it be more feasible to buy a slightly more capable GPU now, or just buy another 270X later on if I need it?

I need a recommendation on the case too. My budget is ~$60 at best. Maybe $65. I've so far selected:
Cooler Master K281
Cooler Master K380
Corsair 200R
Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus

EDIT: Sorry, I forgot to mention this, but The budget includes shipping (if any), and since my current residence is in India, I would prefer it if any links to International online retailers and such are of those who ship to India. Thanks, I appreciate the help!

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January 5, 2014 12:31:55 PM

What is your max. total budget?
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January 5, 2014 12:35:25 PM

As in, for the whole build?
I haven't really thought of that, I plan to buy the components over the course of the year. So around.. $700-ish without any peripherals like DVD Drives, monitors, etc. I already have those.

Oh, and I forgot to mention this, but aesthetics aren't that important for the cases. Whichever one provides the best cooling option at the best price is fine for me.
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January 5, 2014 2:37:34 PM

First of all,i chose amazon for the parts.I think there is a amazon.in and they (amazon.com) ship to India, for that the next link,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nod...
it's about shipping fees.You have to figure out how much shipping costs are yourself.

the parts,

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($97.92 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $687.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-05 17:14 EST-0500)

You could use the next case which is good performer for cooling,it just looks so ..... well,look for yourself
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-gx700

I chose the gtx 660 because in this build this was within budget.

I chose for the intel based on the photoshop results in the next review,
http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/4437/intel-core-i7-4770...
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January 5, 2014 8:40:12 PM

Thanks for replying, but I didn't really want a full build recommendation, I just needed some advice on the parts. I'll be buying the PSU, HDD and case first, and the GPU later on in the year. So my choice of GPU may change. I may or may not buy a new Motherboard+CPU.
And if I remember correctly, the main site (.com) only ships books and certain other electronic items to India, not components or such, and I personally haven't searched the Indian (.in) website for Amazon, so I don't know if they have a good stock of products.

Any particular reason for choosing the GTX 660 over the R9 270X?
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January 5, 2014 9:35:29 PM

Ah, and I would also like to add the Antec X1 to my choice of cases, so the list stands at:
Antec X1
Cooler Master K281
Cooler Master K380
Corsair 200R
Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus

Which of these would be best for cooling? Is there a better option for this price range? Also, how does the Antec X1 compare to the Antec One?
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January 6, 2014 2:37:13 AM

That list i posted is a parts list,so you can either buy them together or separately.

Try looking at the .in site than and pick parts that are about the same performance and price.

About cases,look for reviews that compare your choices or keep reviews next to each other.

I already stated why i picked the gtx 660,did you read carefully?

I do this for fun and to help other people,i'm not a shop where you can come with a wishlist and expect them to work it out.You have to put some effort in as well.
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January 6, 2014 10:12:48 AM

Vic 40 said:
That list i posted is a parts list,so you can either buy them together or separately.

Try looking at the .in site than and pick parts that are about the same performance and price.

About cases,look for reviews that compare your choices or keep reviews next to each other.

I already stated why i picked the gtx 660,did you read carefully?

I do this for fun and to help other people,i'm not a shop where you can come with a wishlist and expect them to work it out.You have to put some effort in as well.


I apologise if something I said offended you. I certainly didn't mean it that way. Nor do I expect someone to do my work for me.

The thing is, my budget may change, which is why I didn't want a part list in the first place.

According to your previous post, the GTX 660 was selected keeping in mind the total budget you asked me for, correct? I realise my question was not worded correctly; I meant to ask for a reason for choosing the 660 over 270X apart from the budget. I did do some searching around (aka, AnandTech & Some other GPU benchmarks) and saw the 660 is ranked a bit lower than the 270X. I technically have no max budget for the whole setup. Just max budgets for each component.

I just merely required some advice as to which case would provide better airflow/cooling options, or maybe a 'case-recommendation'; and a bit of advice on a GPU selection. That's it, not a whole part list. And I do not mean to belittle you in any way, so I'm sorry if it appeared to be that way.
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January 6, 2014 12:19:17 PM

Okay,maybe you got me on the wrong time of the day,so i'm sorry too.

From what i gather you want advice on the case and gpu.

Yes the r9 270X is better,so if you can afford it go for that one.

Itr's not between your choices,but from looking at reviews i think the antec one is quite a good cooling case.Just read some reviews about it.The same goes for the other cases,i can't be sure which is the best cooling case.They all come with just one fan,except the 200R,which is a bare minimum and the 200R isn't the best cooling case from what i've read.
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January 7, 2014 6:12:10 AM

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.
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